It’s been an exciting offseason for me over here at MetsPlus.com. We kicked things off by recapping Fall Fest Citi Field (I still remember the Candy Apple), and some minor projects here and there. Things got fun when I had the chance to interview Art Shamsky a 1969 World Series Champion. All of this fun and excitement that I’ve never experienced from an offseason really came through this winter, I even got a chance to interview Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner through a Steiner Sports event.
Then, as the holidays rolled into town, I got the chance to meet Gary Cohen. It’s amazing what happens when you hear a man’s voice for eight years, and then all of a sudden WOAH, there is a person you envy, in the flesh, sitting in a hotel lobby. One moment truly special to me this offseason was Winter Fest Citi Field, presented by Metropolitan Hospitality. Winter Fest was a great event, but if I wasn’t lucky, it wouldn’t have been so special. You can read all about it here, but let it be known that I got a Jacob deGrom SIGNED baseball.
I will be doing a few small things to wrap up this offseason, including attending a “Westchester Baseball Group Con” which should be pretty fun. If I enjoy it (or if I hate it) I’ll write a short recap of the event on MetsPlus. I might throw in another interview **cough cough** and maybe I’ll write a book (no need for coughs, it’s never happening).
So, I’m going to say thank you for a great 2014 season and a welcome to 2015. The sports calendar has flipped, and I’m diving into MLB-2015…… in three weeks.
I always make my way down to Port.St Lucie for a long weekend / short week. I’ve been doing it for two years now (yes not that long, but it’s relief from a New York winter.) The last two years I’ve left in February, seen the end of pre-game camp caught the first two games of the spring, and head back up to New York, with added adrenaline for 2015. This year is different, as I’m taking a vacation to Europe (cold part, so don’t get jealous) on the 14th of February. I’ll be getting back a few days before exhibition games commence, which means that any Spring Training action will happen towards the tail end of March, why am I even telling you all this? This article is titled “Where things stand with MetsPlus” but it’s turing into “Where things stand with Niko.” So, where do things stand with MetsPlus? That’s a good question, I don’t have the answer.